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Harvey Nash CEO joins City University London's information leadership advisory panel

Albert Ellis, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Harvey Nash, has joined the External Advisory Panel of City University London's Centre for Information Leadership - a group of IT industry luminaries who steer the Centre's education and research direction.

Albert has been with the global professional recruitment consultancy and IT outsourcing service provider since 1998, serving first as Group Finance Director before becoming CEO in 2005. Harvey Nash is Europe's leading recruiter of senior technology appointments and as such is responsible for one of the world's most comprehensive annual Chief Information Officer (CIO) surveys.

Each year Albert addresses over 1,000 CIOs at conferences around the world, bringing in-depth insight into the most recent IT sector trends, including the skills that are in demand from graduate through to CIO level.

David Chan, Director of the Centre of Information Leadership at City, says: "We are delighted that Albert has joined us. He is a CEO who really understands the value that a CIO with the right mixture of technical and business skills can bring to an organisation. As such, his knowledge will be incredibly important to the delivery of our Master of Information Leadership."

This unique, interdisciplinary, executive course was launched in 2010, to equip experienced IT professionals with the commercial, managerial and intellectual capabilities required at Board level.

Albert Ellis comments: "At Harvey Nash we take a keen interest in ensuring that the IT sector has the skills it needs to continue to grow and drive wider economic recovery. The Centre for Information Leadership shares this vision and I look forward to helping it deliver future courses and industry insight."

The appointment follows the recent news that the Chair of the External Advisory Panel, Julian David, has become Director General of Intellect - the trade association for the UK's technology sector.

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About City University London

City University London is an international University with a commitment to academic excellence, a focus on business and the professions and a central London location. It is placed in the top 5% of universities around the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2010-11 and is ranked in the top 30 UK higher education institutions by the Times Higher Education Table of Tables 2011.

The University;s Student Centre holds the 2011 Times Higher Education Leadership & Management Award for Outstanding Student Services Team.

City is a broadly-based University with world leading strengths in business; law; engineering and mathematical sciences; informatics; health sciences and the arts including journalism and music.

The University attracts over 21,000 students from more than 160 countries and academic and professional staff from over 50 countries.

City University London's predecessor, the Northampton Institute, was founded in 1894. City will celebrate its first half century as a University in 2016.

About Harvey Nash

Harvey Nash, a global professional recruitment consultancy and IT outsourcing service provider, is committed to delivering the very best talent and IT solutions to a broad base of international clients. The Group is a trusted advisor to some of the world's leading businesses, governments and institutions. We operate from 40 offices covering the USA, Europe and Asia. Our talented professionals pursue the highest levels of integrity and quality in providing a unique portfolio of services: executive search, interim management, IT and finance recruitment and IT outsourcing.